Passengers side axle play: in/out
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09-05-2007, 05:10 PM #21
09-05-2007, 05:11 PM #22
I dont want those plates and springs for the LSD moving, ive got the pin halfway out, and the end of the plate that doesn't have the pin in it, has closed the pin hole up probably 1/16th of an inch or so and realigning i have an idea will be a bish.
09-05-2007, 05:12 PM #23
i've been using the hammer/punch method to get it to where i've got it so far. The pin is grooved pretty hard where the spider gear has ridden on it.
09-05-2007, 05:13 PM #24
09-05-2007, 05:16 PM #25
so basically just nut up and pull the pin the rest of the way out and get that pass. side axleshaft outta there..
either way, im looking at replacing the axle and carrier probably methinks...which i'd just do an entire axle if i was going that far.
09-05-2007, 05:19 PM #26
09-05-2007, 05:26 PM #27
Money isn't a real issue, i do not know what the 'yard is going to charge for a complete unit, however, i'm going to guess somewhere in the 2-300$ range, depending on his mood and who i talk to, and they'll have to pull it. The LSD was working sometimes. If i did a brakestand it would work, however to take off around a corner from a stop only the inside tire in the corner would spin. The cover had never been off for the first 100k miles of this cars life, so i'm sure the LSD clutches were non-existant when I got it. Fluid level was good when i pulled the cover the first time, and when i refilled it was running out the fill hole when i plugged it back up, so to my knowledge, thats full.
09-05-2007, 05:28 PM #28
09-05-2007, 06:06 PM #29
would replacing both c-clips and the center pin be a feasable option? I am uploading some pictures here shortly of said pieces. The center pin is worn pretty good, as well as the passengers side c-clip, both worn, however, the axle itself appears to be OKAY, and i cant get the drivers side c-clip out because it won't push 'in' far enough to clear the metal plate of the spring thing
09-05-2007, 07:05 PM #30
- Join Date
- Jun 2007
- 2001 Trans Am WS.6 M6
my T/A has a similar problem...when i get down on the rear tires and start to shake side to side it makes a clanking sound....and when im driving and turn to the left it makes a similar noise except much more rapidly.... any ideas?
09-05-2007, 07:11 PM #31
well i got the pin out and the cclip on the passengers side axle. I cant get the drivers side to push in far enough to clear the metal plate the spring is holding. Would it help to lightly tap the end of the axleshaft with a block of wood to maybe disengage the cclip and get it out of there? Heres a couple pics.
09-05-2007, 07:12 PM #32
that pin, on the bottom end (the way its oriented in the picture) is worn just like you see at the top next to that hole, but on the back side where you cant see it. The c-clip is worn and grooved like in the picture on the other side as well. The axleshaft itself is not worn.
Replace just the pin and the clips?
09-06-2007, 02:58 PM #33
ordered new pin, retainer bolt for the pin and 2 c-clips, gonna run me close to 40 bucks. We'll see how that does for the play in the rear, and if that doesn't help, next best thing is a whole new junkyard rear for 100$.
09-07-2007, 09:55 AM #34
09-07-2007, 05:31 PM #35
in order to get the spiders out those springs gotta come out and taking this thing down any further isn't in the cards. Im replacing the parts to basically prove that replacing them isnt going to take up the slop. Something else is causing this i'm sure. I will probably end up with a new rearend by spring with a bit of rear suspension mods.
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